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September, 2020

  • 9 September

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Clearwater County Schools

    In Clearwater County, a couple of new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in recent weeks, but under the Safe Learning Plan spreadsheets, Clearwater County has had a 0 case rate per 10,000 people for the last two reporting periods. That rate changed to 1.13 for the two-week period ending Aug. 15, …

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  • 9 September

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Cass County Schools

    In northern Cass County, Cass Lake-Bena and Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools opted for distance learning, while students in Walker-Hackensack-Akeley schools will attend in-person classes. The Leech Lake Tribal Council issued a recommendation in mid-August that schools within the boundaries of the reservation start the school year with distance learning. Guidance from the …

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  • 9 September

    Back to School

    News Director Larissa Donovan has been compiling and summarizing back to school plans for area schools and districts. Bemidji Area School Board finalized an in-person elementary, hybrid model for middle and high school students during their August board meeting. Bemidji Area Charter Schools will also largely use the hybrid model. …

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  • 9 September

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Hubbard County Schools

    According to Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan documents, Hubbard County’s new case rate per 10,000 people was 2.88 for the two-week period ending Aug. 15, down from 5.27 for the two-week period ending Aug. 8. Even with a new case rate of under 10, which allows all students to return to …

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  • 9 September

    Bagley School Board to opt for distance learning at high school, cites lack of paraprofessionals

    The Bagley School Board voted Aug. 22 on a learning model to begin the school year, but that plan changed today, which Bagley Superintendent Erich Heise accredits to a lack of paraprofessional staff. “When the School Board voted to open the year with in-person learning on August 22, we had …

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August, 2020

  • 30 August

    BemidjiNow: Back To School

    Traditionally, this is the final week of summer vacation and everyone has circled the Tuesday after Labor Day as the first day of school. But it is 2020, after all, so it just can’t be that simple can it? No it can’t. Schools in different counties have different state recommendations …

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  • 26 August

    The $5,000 Great Comeback Giveback Continues: Download the KZY App To Qualify

    95.5 KZY’s Great Comeback Giveback rolls on into September. Every weekday morning at 7:45, we announce the name of a listener. If it’s you, you have 30 minutes to call and claim your $100 in gift cards. If you don’t call, we’ll draw another name. The easiest way to qualify …

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  • 26 August

    Via BEMIDJINOW: BACK TO SCHOOL–Blackduck, Kelliher and Red Lake

    This is the first in a series of reports from BemidjiNow News Director Larissa Donovan on the plans each area school and school district are putting in place. We’ll have access to all plans here or at BemidjiNow.com.   Bemidji Area Schools have set a plan for back to school …

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June, 2020

May, 2020